The Long Tease Begins?: Sox-Mariners Gamer I

Well the Sox are back on track: now they’ve only lost six of their last eight games, instead of six in a row.  Tonight Curt Schilling takes the mound in search of win #15, but more importantly looking to stretch the Sox’ streak to three.  Coupled with the expected Yankees loss to their SoCal nemesis, we can pull within 4.5.  But don’t get any hopes up, ok?

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(Oh, and make sure before you do any commenting on the game to head this way and read Bob Ryan’s column from today’s Globe — hat tip to commenter anonyf.  It’s superb, one of the better columns I have read in a while, and it echos many of my own sentiments after hearing and reading all the vitriol that came out after the Yankees series this past weekend.  Ryan is really on this week, and for that we should be thankful.)

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  • The lineup.
    1. Crisp, CF
    2. Loretta, 1B
    3. Ortiz, DH
    4. Pena, LF
    5. Lowell, 3B
    6. Kapler, RF
    7. Mirabelli, C
    8. Pedroia, 2B
    9. Cora, SS
    No Manny…No Youk.

    Rob August 25, 2006, 7:35 pm
  • that is some lineup

    airk August 25, 2006, 7:52 pm
  • I like Pena in the 4 spot. Could do without Kapler in there or even that high.

    TJ August 25, 2006, 7:56 pm
  • I’d rather see Papi in the cleanup spot.
    Anyway:
    Not so impressed with the Ryan column… You wouldn’t get such mush from the Globe if the Sox were still serious contenders.
    This business about needing “to sit down and figure what sports are all about” only arises when there’s nothing else to do but philosophize.

    Hudson August 25, 2006, 8:54 pm
  • Or it arises when people go off the deep end, as they did after last weekend.
    I disagree with you, Hudson, though of course respectfully.

    SF August 25, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • I liked Ryan’s column, but for a man whose job it is to analyze a team’s successes and failures, it seems odd that he should criticize fans for doing the same — when he admits that he himself is a fan.
    So you should only assign blame and criticize when you’re being paid for it? There’s a tendency among columnists, I think, sports and political ones alike, to bemoan the incivility, partisanship, anger etc. that exists in their respective worlds, without any kind of realization that fans in both arenas have been pretty uncivil for a long time — and they also seem to feel that unless you’re being paid for yur opinion, then it is somehow indecorous to express it. Just an observation, and I’m a big Ryan fan, and really enjoyed his column today…
    Also, 8 Ks for Curt tonight and he hits 3,000 and pretty much assures his HOF spot…

    Paul SF August 25, 2006, 9:42 pm
  • I should also say that there was a lot of ridiculous talk in the immediate aftermath of the sweep. Read the comments on Over the Monster, and you’ll see people ripping on guys like Delcarmen and Hansen and already writing them off as failures, calling Crisp and Beckett rejects without even acknowledging there might be an adjustment period… Pretty insane stuff that was decidedly over the top and uncalled for.

    Paul SF August 25, 2006, 9:45 pm
  • Sadly, I won’t be here for much of the game — it’s clear Tito really wants to give Schilling the 15th win, what with that lineup (although since Youk’s sick, Manny’s injured and Hinske can’t hit lefties, I guess this is really a depth problem). Tonight, the missus and I have a date — to see SNAKES ON A PLANE! :-D
    How excited am I? Very. Very.

    Paul SF August 25, 2006, 9:53 pm
  • They made a movie about the Yankees team charter?

    TJ August 25, 2006, 9:57 pm
  • I predict they will Walk Papi either his 1st or 2nd atbat and Pena will follow with a homer, stopping them from doing it anymore in the game. :P

    TJ August 25, 2006, 9:58 pm
  • Twins lead Chi Sox 4-3 in the 6th

    TJ August 25, 2006, 10:14 pm
  • Wily Mo K-ena strikes (out) again. 2 gone, 1st and 2nd.

    Hudson August 25, 2006, 10:14 pm
  • And Lowell follows with a K.
    Upside: 25 pitches for Woods.

    Hudson August 25, 2006, 10:16 pm
  • Ugh, I take my eyes away for a couple minutes and it’s 1-0 in favor of the trident-wielding-seahags.

    Hudson August 25, 2006, 10:24 pm
  • Upside: 12 pitches for Schilling. (How they got a run on just 12 pitches is beyond me. GameCast glitch?)

    Hudson August 25, 2006, 10:26 pm
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    <<< sound of crickets >>>
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    Hudson August 25, 2006, 10:28 pm
  • Kapler draws a walk, Woods up to 30 pitches already.

    Hudson August 25, 2006, 10:29 pm
  • Belli pops out. 35 pitches.

    Hudson August 25, 2006, 10:31 pm
  • Boston’s #6, #7 and #8 hitters tonight have batting averages of .214, .188 and .091, respectively.

    Hudson August 25, 2006, 10:33 pm
  • Pedroia singles, 1st and 2nd, 1 out, for Cora, who pops out harmlessly.
    2 gone. 42 pitches. Crisp to bat.

    Hudson August 25, 2006, 10:35 pm
  • Crisp shows some patience for a change, battles with Woods, but Ks on the 49th pitch (through just 2).
    2 runners stranded.

    Hudson August 25, 2006, 10:38 pm
  • Zito has a no-hitter going into the 8th…

    Tom sf August 25, 2006, 10:39 pm
  • Halos have a runner on 3rd, no outs, bottom of the 2nd versus the Empire, 0-0 so far.

    Hudson August 25, 2006, 10:39 pm
  • Now 1-0 LAA v. EE, runner on 2nd, still no outs.

    Hudson August 25, 2006, 10:41 pm
  • Schilling with the K, throws nothing but strikes (6, with fouls) to Broussard.

    Hudson August 25, 2006, 10:42 pm
  • Johjima singles.

    Hudson August 25, 2006, 10:43 pm
  • Zito has a 1 hitter with 0 out in the 8th.

    Tom sf August 25, 2006, 10:44 pm
  • Single off Zito broke up the no-hitter.

    Hudson August 25, 2006, 10:44 pm
  • Schilling through the 2nd with just 26 pitches. Good sign, if this C-team lineup can generate even a couple of runs.

    Hudson August 25, 2006, 10:47 pm
  • Gah, the Sox gift Woods with three quick at bats, now 57 pitches through 3.

    Hudson August 25, 2006, 10:52 pm
  • Dont get mad, get Vlad. 3-0 Halos

    TJ August 25, 2006, 10:53 pm
  • Halos 3, Empire 0, man on 2nd, 2 outs, bottom of the 3rd.

    Hudson August 25, 2006, 10:54 pm
  • Sorry, bottom of the 2nd still in Anaheim.
    Heh, TJ.

    Hudson August 25, 2006, 10:54 pm
  • Hi Hudson

    TJ August 25, 2006, 10:56 pm
  • Schill gets K#2 after tough at-bat by Snelling.

    Hudson August 25, 2006, 10:58 pm
  • 3 outs, just 41 pitches for Schilling through three innings… But he’s the losing pitcher at this point.

    Hudson August 25, 2006, 10:59 pm
  • To the 9th in Chicago. 4 – 4

    TJ August 25, 2006, 11:05 pm
  • Another 1-2-3 inning, Woods now down to a more normal 67 pitches through 4.

    Hudson August 25, 2006, 11:05 pm
  • Giamroids fouled out with 2 on to end the inning in LA.

    TJ August 25, 2006, 11:07 pm
  • Sounds like the radio booth, needs a cleanup. lol

    TJ August 25, 2006, 11:08 pm
  • K#4 on the night for Schill, 53 pitches through 4. Still 1-0 M’s.

    Hudson August 25, 2006, 11:11 pm
  • OK relief needed in the radio booth, these guys need a timeout LOL

    TJ August 25, 2006, 11:11 pm
  • Twinkies lead 5-4 in 9th

    TJ August 25, 2006, 11:17 pm
  • So, I’ll tell you something, I got religion again last night… I’d bought Red Sox tickets for last night’s game back in May when the Sox were looking like can’t miss Division winners.
    After what happened last weekend and Monday, I felt like tearing the tickets up and burning the pieces in a little pyre for the lost Sox season. But I vowed that if they lost Tuesday I would go if only to curse every last one of those heart breaking bastards (except Papi).
    When they won Tuesday night, I felt much less antagonistic even though I knew that with Josh “Missle Launcher” Beckett going against Jered “record holder” Weaver odds were the Sox would fall, especially considering that Manny wasn’t playing… So, when my Red Sox buddy and I drove down from Vegas (playing the 4th game of the greatest comeback in professional sports history on his laptop) and saw that FREAKIN Gem of a game last night from just off the first baseline 7 rows from the field, I was just blown away.
    Batting practice was great with Hinske Papi and Wily Mo launching a few deep drives, I got to see Papi crush one in the game, and a ball that Hinske crushed just missed being a homer by about three feet foul half way up the “fair” pole. I got to see Beckett pitch like the guy the Red Sox wanted when they courted him in the off season, I got to see the Papelmonster and Timah Timlin pitch and though Timlin was kinda shaky, Wily Mo and Mirabelli saved his ass with a game saving play at the plate, Wily Mo with the throw and Mirabelli with the “awww jeez there isn’t going to be a throw” deke of the runner only to grab for the head high lazer beam that Pena threw and tag poor stunned schmuck out at the last possible second. And I got to watch a bonified pitchers duel with Weaver throwing a certified Gem, giving up only the bomb by Papi… What a freakin RUSH… then we drove all night back to Vegas (watching game 5)

    Anonymous August 25, 2006, 11:24 pm
  • damn I didn’t want to post that annonimosly

    Brian August 25, 2006, 11:26 pm
  • Of course it would’ve been nice if Schilling hadn’t had that really odd first inning tonight but ah well, what can you do?

    Anonymous August 25, 2006, 11:30 pm
  • cant he play it safe for once sure he makes a great catch every so often but im sick of these balls that get past him because hes always trying for a web gem.
    THEO TRADE THIS DUMBASS in the offseason

    TJ August 25, 2006, 11:33 pm
  • Or this odd bit of pitching he’s doing in the 5th

    Anonymous August 25, 2006, 11:33 pm
  • K#5 for Schilling gets him out of trouble. 2-0 M’s.

    Hudson August 25, 2006, 11:38 pm
  • Twinkies win, so a Boston win and they pick up a 1/2 game on the wild card lead. A loss and they will onl;y lose a 1/2 game on the lead.

    TJ August 25, 2006, 11:39 pm
  • LAA 3 EE 2, bottom of their 4th.

    Hudson August 25, 2006, 11:40 pm
  • 2 gone, Kapler up.

    Hudson August 25, 2006, 11:45 pm
  • Gabe? You mean Gabe Crippler? His BA average has gone south lately and I mean like a plane crash.

    Anonymous August 25, 2006, 11:48 pm
  • his batting average dropped quicker the Bush’s approval rating.

    TJ August 25, 2006, 11:48 pm
  • Kapler is taking batting tips from Mirabelli

    Anonymous August 25, 2006, 11:49 pm
  • Looks to me like Schilling is kinda done…I dunno but we’ll see in a minute… ahh yep he’s done alright

    Anonymous August 25, 2006, 11:53 pm
  • We don’t have the horses to win this game, I think

    Anonymous August 25, 2006, 11:54 pm
  • Game going from bad to worse quickly. 4-0 hole now.

    Hudson August 26, 2006, 12:00 am
  • Make that 5-0.

    Hudson August 26, 2006, 12:01 am
  • LAA 4, EE 2, bottom of the 5th.

    Hudson August 26, 2006, 12:14 am
  • Game over, mercifully so. Pathetic showing by the Sox (and not much action in the game thread, unsurprisingly).

    Hudson August 26, 2006, 1:03 am

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